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20200323 PA 4393-2564 Public Notice

Post Date:03/27/2020 3:17 PM

20200323 PA 4393-2564 Public Notice (.pdf)


The City of Fayetteville has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub- recipient.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives, and to provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Sub-Applicant: City of Fayetteville
Project Title: 66787-City Parks; PA-04-NC-4393-PW-02564
Location of Proposed Work:

  • North Carolina Veterans Park
  • 300 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301
  • 35.057743 (Latitude)
  • -78.885991 (Longitude)
  • 2000 (Date of Construction)

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:

This project is for the replacement of the Veterans Park’s two underground fiberglass vaults, electrical control panels and underground fountain and sprinkler pumps. All work is located in an AE zone (1% Annual Chance Flood Hazard). Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the Cumberland County Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Number 3720043700J, dated 01/05/2007. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of North Carolina and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within the AE zone. The proposed work will not take place in wetlands per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory and will have little potential to impact or affect wetland values.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

The City of Fayetteville will replace two underground fiberglass vaults, electrical control panels and underground fountain and sprinkler pumps. Minimization measures will be implemented by placing stones at the vault foundation and backfilling around the vaults to allow groundwater drainage. The vault system will be anchored with concrete and rebar to resist flotation. A sump pump system will be installed to remove any flood waters that enter the sealed vault. The repairs will have minimal impact to the natural values of floodplains and wetlands. The repairs allow the community to learn the history and honor members of the military while visiting the park.

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No action): The 'no action' alternative would ultimately result in a negative
impact on the Veterans Park. If the vault damage is not repaired, then adverse economic and
social impacts and further damages to the park may occur in future storms.
Alternative #2 (Repair in-kind): Repairing the vault and components without minimization
measures may result in similar damages from future events. If similar damages occur again, it
would cause adverse economic and social impacts.

Comment Period:

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies, and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to:

FEMA Internal 11988 Reviewer
FEMA Region 4
3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road
Atlanta, Georgia, 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4393-NC-02564 11988 COMMENT].

All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.

POSTED ON: March 27, 2020

End of Notice

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